I am an American Jew who lives in New York, which means I am required by some unofficial bullshit law to support Israel, visit Israel, praise Israel, even think about moving to Israel.
Today, I offer this official message: Screw Israel.
As a Jew, I am furious. Joe Biden travels to the Holy Land to talk Israel-Palestine peace settlement, and what does Israel do? It announces a decision to build 1,600 housing units … in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood, a disputed territory in East Jerusalem. I know … I knowâ€”the Jews are always under attack, they’re surrounded; they’re bullet bait; etc. I get it. But at some point, Israel needs to make a genuinely serious offer to the opposition to stop lurching into disputed territories. It needs to extend a hand and say, “Enough bloodshed over landâ€”let’s find a way to coexist.” Am I being simplistic? Yes, I am. But I can’t take this anymore. Killing and more killing and more killing. Both sides praising the sanctity of the Holy Land while spilling an increased amount of blood on the Holy Land.